I am an experienced nanny and fancy getting back into it or just doing weekend babysitting so I have designed some adverts on the computer and am going to put them up in shop window noticeboards, but would you mums and dad's even look there for a nanny and/or babysitter?
yes, but without as much interest as on the internet - eg nannyjob, nanny select etc. But that's cos I am looking for a sole charge nanny with qualifications and I feel that the shop window is where to find babysitters or au pairs. Having said that I did put up a sign saying 'nanny wanted', and I have, as expected, had only unsuitable applicants from it. Would definitely look there for babysitters, and come to think of it, for nanny-shares.
Absolutely. We found our lovely Hungarian nanny who stayed with us for 2 1/2 years through an ad she had up in a local shop window. One nice thing with this approach is local mums can find local nannies/childminders who often know the area and are conveniently located, whereas in searching on the Internet it can often be like trying to find a needle in a haystack to identify someone local, good, and available.
Absolutely. If you are close enough to put that add up, you are close enough to meet/interview in person and that's a huge bonus. Lots of nanny employers find nannies on the internet who live so far away that they don't actually meet in person until after the contract is signed.
Yes, that is what I thought, and I am so local that I know the times of the kiddies swim times at the lesuire centre, where all the parks are, and the times of the toddler groups, so if I got a position around here it would be marvellous, but I got offered a 10 hr sales position yesterday so I will look for a nanny job, possibly school pick-ups, to fit around that.
I wouldn't personally because I don't need a nanny, but I would call a cleaner for the same reasons others have mentioned - lives local, knows area, got off bottom and done something about finding work.
I advertise myself in shops and am always amazed when people call me - 5 so far, by far my best (and cheapest) marketing method.